Parabasis: Some Thoughts On Critics (1):
This is problematic. Theatre relies on a certain level of complicity between artist and art. And if you don't make that good faith effort in the beginning, there's a good chance that you're sunk. That's true of most art forms. It's especially true of theatre. I'm not saying it would be awesome if all reviewers assumed they were going to love what they were going to see, but rather simply that the work they're seeing was greeted with an open mind.